• Show TV Channels

    Hide TV Channels

  • Show Radio Channels

    Hide Radio Channels

  • Show Years

    Hide Years

  • Issues

Close group

Close group

Day Navigation



Antonio Brosa (violin)
Arda Mandikian (soprano)
Gwyn Griffiths (baritone)
BBC Chorus
(Chorus-Master. Leslie Woodgate ) Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Leader, Arthur Leavins )
Conducted by Walter Goehr
Part 1
Given before an invited audience


Violin: Antonio Brosa
Soprano: Arda Mandikian
Baritone: Gwyn Griffiths
Chorus-Master: Leslie Woodgate
Leader: Arthur Leavins
Conducted By: Walter Goehr


Bernard Wall has lived for some time in a suburb of Rome called Monteverde, where hundreds of modern blocks of Bats have shot up in the last few years. He talks about this new quarter and its inhabitants.


Unknown: Bernard Wall


The first of two talks commemorating the death of John Selden in 1654 by J. W. N. Watkins
Lectuici in Political Science at the London School of Economics
Selden, who inscribed the phrase liberty above all things' inside all the books in his library, made it also his first concern as a lawyer. In this talk Mr. Watkins considers the nature of Selden's regard for the rule of law, ' the constant and settled laws of this kingdom, without which we have nothing.'


Unknown: John Selden
Unknown: J. W. N. Watkins


Aux cyprès de la Villa d'Este, Threnodie No. 1; Les jeux d'paux a la Villa d'Este; Aux cypres de la Villa d'Este. Thrénodie No. 2 (Annees de Pèlerinage, troisième annee)
Gondoliera; Tarantella (Venezia e
Napoli) played by Louis Kentner (piano)


Piano: Louis Kentner


by Julien Green
Translated from the French by the author
Produced by John Gibson
(Sunday afternoon's recorded broadcast)
During the interval (10.0-10.10 app.): Gramophone records of the Dirge from MacDowell's Suite No. 2: played by Columbia Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra. conducted by Howard Barlow


Unknown: Julien Green
Produced By: John Gibson
Conducted By: Howard Barlow

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

BBC Guidance

This historical record contains material which some might find offensive
Continue Cancel